If I travel by plane, I always hope for the window seat. I love the view over the clouds.
In about two weeks, I will be getting my travel on.
My family and I are going to be flying out to India for a multitude of reasons- one, we haven’t been there since I was seven (that’s like, half my life ago), and two, I’m going to be taking part in a bunch of music shows!
But regardless of what the cause of the trip is, I’m gonna have to go on a plane.
I don’t like planes.
Actually, wait, I take that back; I have a love-hate relationship with planes.
I actually enjoy the fact that while being on a plane, I have a definite amount of hours to do things. Yes, those things have to be done while sitting in a confined space, but I don’t really mind that part. Considering the fact that I usually use plane ride time to read, write, or draw, the amount of space I have doesn’t really impact me that much.
Also, plane rides are great for sleeping. I’ve heard from a lot of people that they find it difficult to sleep on planes, but I’m usually knocked out within five minutes of closing my eyes.
However, I also have something of a fear of airplanes- I don’t quite like the idea that we’re literally miles upward from the ground in a large metal capsule. That’s some scary stuff (even though it’s also sort of fascinating).
Moving past my strange relationship with planes… when we go to India this summer, I plan on always having my camera on hand. I want to take a lot of photos that I can look back on. Maybe I can even pull a Brandon Stanton and photograph some new people I meet around the towns/cities I’ll be in (my family and I are going to be in three totally different places in twenty days!).
I’m definitely going to miss my dog while we’re gone, but I think it’s okay because I feel like this trip is going to be an overall great experience. I’ll be spending most of my time with music and rehearsals, but through that I’ll improve my own playing and also get to perform in front of other musicians. Being in India also means visiting with family that we don’t get to see in person very often, like aunts, uncles, cousins, and my grandparents. But more on that later.
When I get older, I really want to travel everywhere. Everywhere. I want to experience the world for myself.
I can’t wait.